West Bengal

  • West Bengal board results
    May 22, 2015 13:23 IST

    Boys outshine girls in Bengal board Class 10 exams, check results

    The West Bengal board declared the Class 10 exam (popularly known as Madhyamik exam) results on Friday. It has recorded an overall pass percentage of 82.66%.

  • New Market
    May 18, 2015 13:28 IST

    Fire sweeps through part of Kolkata's New Market

    A fire swept through the fishmongers' section of Kolkata's famed New Market on Monday.

  • Kolkata bandh
    Apr 30, 2015 08:57 IST

    First bandh in two years sees Kolkata wake up to deserted streets

    Important junctions that usually spring to life by 8 AM on weekdays such as Esplanade, Shyambazar, Park Circus, Sealdah and Howrah Station wore a deserted look.

  • AMRI
    Apr 24, 2015 23:26 IST

    Trinamool Congress won't support land acquisition bill: Mamata

    The Trinamool Congress will not support the Land Acquisition Bill proposed by the Narendra Modi-led central government, party supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Friday.

  • Ankul Maiti
    Apr 17, 2015 11:56 IST

    I-Core owner, another ponzi king, lands up in jail

    Just a couple of years ago, it was an unqualified boom. Various ‘groups of companies’ sprung up in various corners of Bengal producing, or claiming to produce, just about everything under the sun — from cement to edible oil, newspapers to TV channels, apartments to resorts and motorcycles. However, on Thursday, the CID of the state police swooped down on I-Core group owner Anukul Maiti

  • gender equality
    Apr 15, 2015 10:53 IST

    Docs ask govt to change sex-determination law

    Radiologists and cardiologists in the city have urged the state government to review the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostics Techniques (PCPNDT) Act — the law that deals with sexdetermination of still-to-be-born children — to save many cardiac patients who suffer from acute pulmonary thrombo embolism or pericardial effusion problems.

  • mamta
    Apr 15, 2015 10:49 IST

    Bangladesh minister meets CM, voices hope of sealing Teesta deal

    Bangladesh land minister Shamsur Rahman Sharif sought to pick up the threads from the Mamata-Hasina meet in Dhaka as he met the chief minister at Nabanna on Monday. However, he didn’t say if his optimistic tone on the Teesta issue was the result of discussions with the chief minister on the day.

  • Mamta Banerjee
    Apr 09, 2015 11:48 IST

    Mamata launches personal attack on Modi at rally

    Chief minister Mamata Banerjee launched a personal attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a public rally, where she also questioned the CBI’s jurisdiction in sending notices seeking documents relating to the party’s income and expenditure.

  • Mamata Banerjee
    Apr 06, 2015 18:10 IST

    Saradha scam: CBI seeks details of Trinamool's accounts

    The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), probing the multi-crore rupee Saradha chit fund scam, has sought details of the accounts of West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress.

  • Maoist
    Apr 03, 2015 18:05 IST

    Kerala: The new battleground for banned Maoist group

    On the run in Bengal and parts of Jharkhand and Bihar, CPI( Maoist) has announced “successful opening of a new warfront in Kerala”, in the southwestern part of the country, besides signing a pact of mutual help with the Communist Party Maoist, Manipur, active in the northeast.

  • Burdwan
    Mar 30, 2015 14:34 IST

    NIA files charge sheet in Burdwan blast case

    The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has filed the charge sheet in October 2 Burdwan blast in the city sessions court on Monday afternoon.

  • Amit Shah, Rahul Sinha, Burdwan 
    Mar 28, 2015 15:30 IST

    Bengal polls 2016: BJP to reach out through social media

    The team behind slogans such as 'ap ki bar, Modi sarkar' in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls is preparing to for the crucial Bengal assembly elections next year. This time the will also promote the BJP across cyberspace – Facebook, Whatsapp and Twitter.

  • Illustration
    Mar 28, 2015 12:59 IST

    You may soon have to ink a deal with your maid

    You may have to draw a contract with your domestic help, pay hourly wages, give bonuses and four days of paid leave per month—these are among the demands of domestic helps, who are slowly congregating under a banner to press the government for their legal recognition and welfare.

  • Mar 27, 2015 14:06 IST

    Kundu in ED custody, angry Rose Valley agents beat up journalists

    Rose Valley Group owner Gautam Kundu was remanded in ED (Enforcement Directorate) custody on Thursday. Hundreds of Rose Valley employees massed near Bankshall Court and shouted slogans against the ED as Kundu was led away amid tight security. The mediapersons were heckled and beaten up by Rose Valley agents, as the cops turned mute spectators.

  • A playground of mist
    Mar 26, 2015 10:31 IST

    Sangh affiliates reach out to Bengali hearts through football

    The easiest way to make way into a Bengali heart is through football, so believes the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).